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Near-Peer Mentoring for College Applicants

Near-Peer Mentoring for College Applicants

  By May S. Ruiz A year ago, Emma Li was a 17-year-old high school senior at Arcadia High School, eagerly yet nervously waiting to hear from the…

School Suspensions: Reward or Punishment?

School Suspensions: Reward or Punishment?

  By Jordan Yassine Suspensions are seen as one of the most severe punishments given by a school. When a school suspends a child, many assume they’ve done…

Free Drinking Water Lead Testing at California Public Schools

Free Drinking Water Lead Testing at California Public Schools

  State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced that public schools can receive free testing for lead in drinking water under a new state program. The State Water…

February College Search Guide

February College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Freshman Your children are well into…

College to Career Transition: Where Schools Fall Short

College to Career Transition: Where Schools Fall Short

  By Horatiu Stefan College is an important milestone for students and parents alike. It…

Goya Foods Offers Four $20,000 Culinary Arts & Food Science Scholarships to Students

Goya Foods Offers Four $20,000 Culinary Arts & Food Science Scholarships to Students

  Goya Foods, America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, will offer $20,000 Culinary Arts Scholarship granted annually to…

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8000 Public Schools to Get Tech Funding to Tune of $11.9 Million

8000 Public Schools to Get Tech Funding to Tune of $11.9 Million

More than 8,000 California public schools and districts are eligible to share $11.9 million in the latest round of Education Technology K–12 Voucher Program funding, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom…

November College Search Guide

November College Search Guide

  The road to college By May S. Ruiz The onset of cooler temperatures and standard time also means students are well into their school routine. They get…

Department of Education Receives Seal of Biliteracy Honor

Department of Education Receives Seal of Biliteracy Honor

    The California Department of Education (CDE) recently received an award in Washington, D.C., recognizing the state as the national leader in the Seal of Biliteracy program,…

September College Search Guide

September College Search Guide

    The Road to College By May S. Ruiz September marks the beginning of the fall season and, for decades,…

September College Search Guide

    The Road to College By May S. Ruiz September marks the beginning of the fall season and, for decades, it has meant the opening of…

CAASPP Results Show Significant Statewide Progress

  State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced Wednesday that California students made significant progress in the second year of the California Assessment of Student Performance…

August College Search Guide

  The Road to College By May S. Ruiz It’s August – for some kids summer vacation is winding down, while for others it has ended.  If…

Common Core Curriculum and California

By Mary McNulty It is hard to remember any issue that has sparked such a debate in education as the Common Core Curriculum. California finds itself in…

High Point Academy Imagines a Bright Future

By May S. Ruiz Carved into the foothills of Pasadena is a kindergarten to eighth grade independent school that has consistently provided an outstanding education for its…

Kristin Wright Appointed Director of Special Education Division

    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson recently announced that he has appointed Kristin Wright as the new special education division director at the California…

Bullying and the California Board of Education

    By Mary Mcnulty Bullying is not a new phenomenon; however the intensity in which it manifests itself is. Every neighborhood has been impacted and California…

College Search Guide (7/18/16 Issue)

    The Road to College By May S. Ruiz Summer! Either your children are monumentally excited because they finally have the time to decompress or they…

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